Pitman Cemetery

Recently volunteers have restored a historic cemetery in St. Charles County that holds the grave of a Revolutionary War veteran.

The grave of John Pitman is above; as is typical of Protestant settlers, the dead were buried in family cemeteries in early Missouri.

Here’s a link to a great article about how the subdivision developer agreed to help restore the cemetery along with descendants of the Pitmans. Below is a truly massive gravestone that hasn’t been lifted out of the ground yet.

A fence was constructed by the developer around the cemetery.

By the way, what is up with this type of roof line? I’m seeing it more and more lately.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. This is the family that owned Archer Alexander (1806-1880). Other slaves are buried in this cemetery as well, but they do not have headstones.

  2. Mark Preston says:

    Roof line steeper to drain snow faster?

  3. sonrie says:

    Maybe the roofline makes the house look larger from the front? From the angle you took, it seems short in the back, yet if the roof was pitched in a different way ( I lack the architectural vocabulary), then it might appear more cohesive, yet smaller from the front, if that makes sense.

    Interesting about the cemetery in the subdivision. I think that there are actually small cemeteries all over the area, tucked into little developments here and there.

    1. cnaffziger says:

      I think you’re right about making the house look bigger.

      And yes, there are cemeteries tucked in subdivisions all over the place.

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